Monday, February 8, 2016

Barre Amped by Suzanne Bowen Fitness: A+++

I have never been one for working out at gyms; I like the convenience of working out at home.  We are lucky to have so many options available through streaming, apps, magazines and DVD's.  To compliment my winter workout of shoveling snow, raking the roof and walking in Sorels, I recently discovered Suzanne Bowen's Barre Amped DVD's.

Barre actually comes from the "bar" used during warm up and practice by ballet dancers.  In my opinion, there is nothing more beautiful than a dancer's body; 
it is both elegant and strong.

I have a few of Suzanne's other DVD's from the "10 Minute Solutions" series, I have workout A.D.D., another really good reason for working out at home.  Suzanne is a great instructor; she describes the moves, her cues are awesome and the way she speaks is just right, encouraging even.

Barre Amped is based on dance, Pilates and yoga.  DVD 4 is broken into six segments:  Warm Up, Light Weight Work, Thigh Work, Seat Work, Mat Work and Stretch.  I highly recommend Barre Amped 4 if you are looking for a change.  Her motto of "Shake to Change" is spot on, it's freaking fantastic! 

 I'm starting Barre Amped 3 Cardio Fat Burn this afternoon, since sprinting in Sorels is just not a good idea.  Watch for my review soon!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

love it, live it: pantone inspired dining room

 Tah-dah!  My first bleeping Style Board using Photoshop!  It's not perfect, by any means, and it needs some refining...but it is time for me to move on to another space!

This is the second of three rooms for the Pantone Color of the Year 2016 series.  Soft colors with clean modern lines, the foundation for a cool and glam dining space.  

I promise, the next board will be better.

Product sources available upon request TCSTYLIST1@GMAIL.COM 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Love It, Live It...Online Design Services by 20.twelve.3 Interiors

Start with an inspiration:  a color, a chair, a rug, a favorite vacation destination, a shoe, a favorite fashion bloggers outfit, etc.; if you Love It, you can Live it.  

20.twelve.3 Interiors Love It Live It e-Styling is a fantastic and affordable service for anyone needing a style fix.  Be it 1 room or 10, e-Styling creates a style plan for your room transformation that fits your budget.  I start with your inspiration.  I source out the products, including pieces you already own, and provide you with 
a style plan to pull it all together.  

Since the hands on styling will be done by you, you most likely will have questions during the styling process; I am your stylist for 12 months after receiving your individual e-Styling plan.  Why?  Because good design takes time, tweaks happen.

Pricing starts at $129
Click here for package details.

Contact me, Tamara, at TCSTYLIST1@GMAIL.COM  to get started!

Monday, January 18, 2016

photoshop help desperately needed, PLEASE!!!

It is time to invest a little more somethin somethin into 20.twelve.3 interiors.  I have purchased new cards, a new laptop (buh bye Windows Vista) and Photoshop.

While there are plenty of tutorials available for Photoshop, I have yet to find one really good and thorough one, for creating Interior Design Style Boards. So I am reaching out to anyone who can help me create boards like these shown. 

If someone could recommend a site, a book or even if someone could send me a broken down "list" of  the tools to use in Photoshop, you would be my greatly appreciated superhero!

Drop me a line at TCSTYLIST1@GMAIL.COM


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

love it, live it: pantone color of the year 2016 inspired bedroom

Since I like a "restful" bedroom, the Pantone Color of the Year Combo of Rose Quartz and Serenity was an easy fave are the glass rose quartz pendants.  Soft color palette with plenty of texture make this bedroom dreamy.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

fitfood: quinoa crunch

I plan on using this tasty fit treat on yogurt, but it is quite yummy by the spoonful!

Quinoa Crunch

1 C old-fashioned rolled oats
¾ C quinoa
½ C sliced almonds
½ C pepitas
Large pinch of kosher salt
1 tsp. coconut sugar
½ C coconut oil, melted
½ tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. almond extract

Heat oven to 300°.  In a medium bowl, stir together oats, quinoa, almonds, pepitas, salt and sugar.  Add extracts to melted oil and stir into dry ingredients.  

Spread mixture in a 9x13 baking dish.  Place on the middle rack in oven for 45 minutes until golden brown.  Let cool, this takes awhile, like a couple of hours, but sooo worth it!


Monday, January 4, 2016

bring on 2016!

2015 ended with some big changes for me, primarily a move.  I moved "back home", to my childhood home, reveal coming soon.  With this move I am no longer in a metro area, so my biggest challenge is to attract new clients, locally and nationally, through my e-Styling services.  This blog, my blog, is my best tool for advertising, Craigslist is NOT.

I am more driven than ever to create Style Boards, as well as sharing styling and lifestyle tips.  I now have an amazing kitchen so there will be plenty of "dining in" recipes, starting the New Year off with a Kale, Mushroom and Gnocchi recipe later this week.

But first things first;  Pantone has chosen two colors for 2016 Color of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity.  The first of three style boards, a bedroom, will be up on the blog Wednesday.